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Judges shouldn't rule on political issues: Aitzaz

Ex-SCBA president says a ‘march’ or protest can’t be termed unconstitutional

ISLAMABAD – Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president and senior Pakistan People’s Party leader Senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Thursday said that judges should abstain from handing down rulings on political issues.


In an interview with a private TV channel, Aitzaz said that no demand can be declared unconstitutional rather an act or procedure to implement it may fall in the category of being called so. "Demands for prime minister's resignation echo every other day in the National Assembly hall,” he noted.


The prime minister and the chief minister had to face a demand 10 times to step down on the Model Town issue, he said. He said a ‘march’ or protest cannot be termed unconstitutional if it was taken out peacefully while the law was silent in case of any difficulty that the people might have to face in its consequence.


Aitzaz said that the venue of the proposed sit-ins falls out of the jurisdiction of Lahore High Court (LHC).

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